The Digital Green Book and Map
The Green Book and the interactive map below was prepared to help those who find themselves homeless or in immediate need of some sort of assistance. It does not contain all the services which may be available to assist you or guarantee services are still available. Our sincere hope is that it will connect you with someone who can be of assistance.
Interactive Service Provider Map
Click the “Filter by” drop down below or simply look through the map.
|Abundant Grace||Free Meals||3324 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers|
Single-serve lunch bag- Wednesdays and Sundays 11:30 - 12:30
|Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT)||Emergency Housing||P.O. Box 60401 Fort Myers, Florida 33906|
239-939-3112 Crisis Line open 24/7
Services: Shelter and counseling for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and Victim Advocate Attorneys for injunctions for protection.
Our hotline is still operational, our shelters remain open and you can still make an appointment for outreach/counseling/therapy.
|Affordable Homeownership Foundation||Low Income Housing Assistance||5264 Clayton Ct., Suite 1 Fort Myers, Fl. 33907|
We are currently taking intakes over the phone and gathering info & documents for appointments in advance via e-mail or fax. We are seeing clients in the office and doing
- ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION: - check Yes for all that apply, if you answer NO to all questions, you are not eligible for
|Agency for Persons with Disabilities||Other Helpful Agencies||2295 Victoria Ave # 221A, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
• APD issued an Emergency Order to providers suspending certain renewal deadlines due to COVID-19.
|AIM Target||Substance Abuse||3049 Cleveland Ave #100, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
AIM Target Programs, an outpatient treatment and drug testing agency, has not changed any hours or days open
|All Souls Food Pantry||Food Pantries,Free Meals||14640 N Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33903|
Reduced hours. Open Wednesday, 9-10:30 a.m.
|Angel Wings of SW Florida, Inc.||Emergency Housing,Transitional (Halfway) Housing||13331 Medinah Cir W, Fort Myers, FL 33907|
|Better Together||Emergency Housing||15275 Collier Blvd. Suite 201-284 Naples, FL 34119|
Services: Better Together facilitates short-term voluntary placement housing for children (infant-17yo) of families in crisis offering parent mentorship. Parents retain full custody. Privately funded program with volunteers (host families) who are vetted and trained. Parents have access to Better Work Program for job coaching; resume & interview skills and 4 job fairs a year.
We at Better Together are busy as we prepare for an increase in need for our services. We have already seen an increase in calls by 155%! Our programs remain fully
|Beyond Barriers||Counseling||3677 Central Ave suite i, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Beyond Barriers is still open for clients through both in-person and telehealth options.
|Bonita Springs Assistance Office||Emergency Financial Aid,Food Pantries||25300 Bernwood Dr #6, Bonita Springs, FL 34135|
Pre-bagged food and hygiene items distribution on M & W from 1:00 PM to
|Cape Coral Caring Center||Free Meals||4645 SE 15th Ave, Cape Coral, FL 33904|
The Cape Coral Caring Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 am to noon, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am to
|Cape Vineyard Community Church||Food Pantries||923 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904|
Cape Vineyard Community Church will be doing our Thursday night food pantry and dinner church much differently. We will be going drive-thru instead of inside and
|CASL||Counseling,Low Income Housing Assistance||2229 Unity Ave, Suite 1, Ft Myers, FL 33901|
CASL has moved. Our new office address is 2229 Unity Ave, Suite 1, Ft Myers, FL 33901. Phone & fax remain the same.
|Catholic Charities||Counseling,Food Pantries||4235 Michigan Ave Link, Fort Myers, FL 33916|
Bonita Springs Food Distribution: Drive-thru Fridays 9-11 (starting 4/10). Juan Diego Outreach Center, 28360 Beaumont Road.
|Centennial Park Helping Hands||2000 W First St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
We are back at Centennial Park, Sundays at 4:30 pm. We are serving prepackaged meals, snacks, and drinks and will be set up at the far end of the parking lot. Also, serving lunch
|Center for Independent Living||Employment Training||7011 Cypress Terrace, Fort Myers, FL 33907|
Offices are closed to the public. Staff still taking calls, responding to emails, and providing information and referral services to
|Center for Progress & Excellence||Counseling||11940 Fairway Lakes Dr #4, Fort Myers, FL 33913|
Mobile Crisis Staff will work remotely from home to limit COVID-19 Exposure. Staff members WILL continue to respond to all calls through the Crisis Hotline.
|Centerstone||Other Helpful Agencies||4350 Fowler St Unit 24 Ft Myers FL, 33901|
North Lee County and South Lee county FACT teams
Office (239) 208-6390 Fax (239) 208-6386
Services: Florida assertive community treatment
A multi-disciplinary team assisting individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in Lee County
FACT and CAT teams here in Lee County are still operational and accepting new clients. Clients are still receiving daily med deliveries and face-to-face services as needed with
|Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL||Counseling,Other Helpful Agencies||3830 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
239-939-2808 - 3830 Evans Ave., Fort Myers 33901
Services: Deals with family alliance, family parenting, and child protection.
Open: Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Child Protection Team continues to be available to law enforcement and the Department of Children and Families,
|City Gate Church Homeless Services||Showers||1735 Jackson St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
City Gate Ministries - First Baptist Church
239-334-7747 - Fax 239-334-3560
Showers for homeless adults Tues. 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Closed at this time for showers and laundry.
|Community Cooperative||Free Meals||3429 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #4403, Fort Myers, FL 33916|
Community Cooperative Fort Myers Beach Outreach at Chapel by the Sea
COMMUNITY CAFÉS To-Go Meals Only
|Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc||Employment Training,Transportation||2607 Dr. Ella Piper Way Fort Myers, FL 33916|
2607 Dr. Ella Piper Way Fort Myers, FL 33916
Services: Faith in Action Senior Transportation Program
Offices are closed to the public, volunteers only by appointment. Staff still taking calls, responding to emails, and providing information about services to callers.
|Florida Rural Legal Services||Legal Services||3210 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers|
239-334-4554 -toll free number 888-582-3410
Services: Free legal representation for low-income individuals, elderly and farmworkers in the areas of landlord-tenant, subsidized housing, foreclosure, debt collection, consumer, bankruptcy, family law, guardianship advocacy, public benefits, driver license restoration, expungement, and immigration.
Open: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• All intake and client appointments will be handled by telephone
|Florida Self-Directed Care||Other Helpful Agencies||1650 Medical Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33907|
At Florida Self-Directed Care (FLSDC)- related to NAMI Collier’s decision to honor social distancing recommendations- we are still functioning, though remotely.
|Fort Myers Rescue Mission||Emergency Housing,Free Meals,Showers||6900 Mission Ln., Ft. Myers, 33916|
6900 Mission Ln., Ft. Myers, 33916
All Hot Meals
|Frankie's Place (outpatient behavioral healthcare facility)||Counseling,Substance Abuse||2710 Swamp Cabbage Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Frankie's Place is in full operation and we are taking new clients;
|Gladiolus Food Pantry||Food Pantries||10511 Gladiolus Dr., Ft. Myers 33908|
10511 Gladiolus Dr., Ft. Myers 33908
Services: Choice Pantry- Open Wednesday Only from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gladiolus Food Pantry is distributing pre-packed bags of groceries every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. while following CDC guidelines. Clients receive bags including
|Goodwill Industries of SWFL||Employment Training,Other Helpful Agencies||26820 Old 41 Rd Bonita Springs, FL 34135|
Community Resource Centers (Job-Links) are open effective May 4th 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the locations listed below.
Charlotte, Hendry, and Collier CRC’s are also opened.
|Grace Works Unlimited||Food Pantries||1912 Empress Ct, Naples, FL 34110|
Grace Works Unlimited has stopped all volunteering at this time but we have taken on new ways to serve. Grace Works is collecting any and all in-kind donations from individuals and organizations within the community to give to other nonprofits to meet the needs of their clientele. We are
|Harry Chapin Food Bank||Food Pantries||3760 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Harry Chapin Food Bank is open for operations. We are continuing to support agencies in our network as best we
|Hearts and Homes||Food Pantries||2230 Alicia St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
|Hope Clubhouse||Counseling,Employment Training||3602 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
A membership community of support for adults with mental illness, promoting “recovery through work”.
Hope Clubhouse continues to provide our mental health community of support virtually through Zoom and is currently accepting new members by referral.
|Housing Authority City of Fort Myers||Other Helpful Agencies||4224 Renaissance Preserve Way, Fort Myers, FL 33916|
The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) cares about the wellbeing of our residents, staff, communities, and partners and to help combat the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), HACFM has closed our rental offices, HCV office, Community and Supportive Services Office and the Administration Office to the public until
|Human and Veteran Services||Employment Training||2440 Thompson St. Fort Myers|
Training, Job Referrals, Workforce Readiness Training.
Assistance obtaining and maintaining employment
239-533-7902 [email protected]
Services: Financial Literacy Classes, Budgeting workshop and one-on-one financial counseling
|Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the SunCoast, Inc||Veterans Services||2688 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, Florida 34237|
JFCS staff are working remotely.
|Lee County Coalition For A Drug-Free Southwest Florida (Drug Free Lee)||Substance Abuse||3763 Evans Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Offering virtual prevention programs and resources to parents and caregivers during Sheltering at Home period, and summer vacation through the Prevention Parents SWFL Facebook Page and Coalition website, www.drugfreeswfl.org
|Lee County Housing Authority||Emergency Housing||14170 Warner Cir, Fort Myers, FL 33903|
At LCHA the health and well-being of our staff, residents and business partners is our top priority. To that end, we will make business-related decisions in real-time based on the health and safety of all involved. We will work closely with federal, state and local health officials while heeding their
|Lee County Housing Development Corporation||Low Income Housing Assistance||3677 Central Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Emergency & for the safety of clients and employees, Walk-in services and
|LifeCare (SW Florida Location)||Counseling||3850 Williams Rd, Estero, FL 33928|
Counseling & Coaching - still open for clients in-person, by phone and virtual options.
|Lifeline Family Center||Emergency Housing||907 S.E. 5th Ave., Cape Coral 33990|
Services: Two-year In-house living program for pregnant mothers, providing a safe home, spiritual counseling, parenting classes and direction, and crisis pregnancy counseling. Must be prior to seven months pregnant, 16-25 years old, pass a drug test, and have no active felony charges.
Open: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We are open to the public. No masks are needed. People will need to answer questions regarding symptoms of COVID-19, and if they have been around someone with the
|Lutheran Services Florida||Legal Services,Substance Abuse||3615 Central Ave., Suite 4, Fort Myers|
Contact: Shelia Dixon, [email protected]
Services: Counseling services for youth ages 10-17
Lutheran Services Florida CINS/FINS and Oasis Youth Shelter remains fully operational and accepting homeless youth ages 10-17 should the need arise. They will be screened for Covid-19 in order to enter.
|McGregor Clinic||Health Care||3487 Broadway, Fort Myers 33901|
[email protected] or www.mcgregorclinic.org
Services: Primary medical care for persons living with HIV/AIDS, on-site laboratory services, case management, LIMITED food pantry, clothes closet, free HIV testing, support group, housing assistance referral, medication assistance referral. FREE community education available upon request. All services provided regardless of ability to pay. Call for appointment.
Open: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
McGregor Clinic will be operating at a reduced staff and client schedule.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
|Military Outreach Coordinator Florida Covering Kids and Families University of South Florida College of Public Health||Other Helpful Agencies||8961 Daniels Center Drive, Suite 405, Fort Myers, FL 33912|
We are a project of USF and all our travel for outreach is suspended until further notice. I am working remotely but still sending information electronically about our project,
|Operation Par||Substance Abuse||535 Pine Island Road Suite M North Fort Myers, FL 33903|
239-656-7700/ Fax: 239-656-7702
(Satellite office located in South Fort Myers for established patients.)
Services: Substance abuse treatment for opiate use disorders in the form of Medication Assisted Treatment (methadone, buprenorphine, and Vivitrol). Accepted forms of payment include self-pay and Medicaid. Free Narcan also provided.
Open: 7 days per week. New client intakes welcome M-F 5:30-11:00 am and Sat-Sun 6:30-10:00
We are still open for our normal dosing hours with all our staff and taking new admissions. Limited interactions with patients has been encouraged as we monitor the flow of
|Providence Family Life Center||Low Income Housing Assistance||3440 Marinatown Ln, North Fort Myers, FL 33903|
Call 239-676-3159 for SOAR assisted disability applications;
|RYAN Healing Center||Emergency Housing||6900 Daniels Parkway Suite 29 PMB 182 Fort Myers, FL 33912|
RYAN Healing Center (formerly known in the community as RYAN Hope House) is operational. We currently have
|SalusCare||Health Care,Low Income Housing Assistance,Substance Abuse,Transitional (Halfway) Housing||3763 Evans Avenue Ft. Myers, FL 33901|
Services: Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders
COVID-19 screening is being actively utilized at all of our entry points. We have suspended visitation in residential and acute care programs in order to minimize and mitigate
|School District of Lee County Homeless Program||Employment Training||2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers|
2855 Colonial Blvd., FM
Services: Project ACCESS: Educational services provided for PK-12 grade students that are identified as being homeless and/or unaccompanied.
Open: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m
Remote Office Hours and Contact Information:
|Serenity Recovery Living||Emergency Housing||1423 SE 27th Street Cape Coral, Florida 33904|
We have six houses, five are male houses and one is a womens house. The houses are located in Cape Coral, with the exception of one house that is located in Fort Myers.
This is the addresses and locations to the houses.
WOMENS HOUSE 1423 SE 27th Street Cape Coral, Florida 33904
MEN'S HOUSES 4508 SE 14th Place Cape Coral, Florida 33904
517 SE 17th Ave Cape Coral, Florida 33990
1700 NW 1st Place Cape Coral, Florida 33993
3910 NE 10th Ave Cape Coral, Florida 33909
1769 Ebenezer Court Fort Myers, Florida 33916
Program Directors & Program Information
Toll Free Number/Hotline
Web Site - Includes Handbook & Rules www.serenityrecoveryliving.com
Program Director for Women
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OUR PROGRAM AND HOW IT WORKS
Our program entails Four Stages of Empowerment, each stage takes 30-Days to complete, if someone fails a drug test they get pushed back a stage and we take the resident/member to Detox and pick the person up afterwards and are allowed to come back to the house as long as they can test clean.
Also, we classify residents/members coming in as being either High-Risk or Non-High-Risk. If a resident/member coming in is classified as being High-Risk (All Opiate Users are Classified as being High-Risk) - than the resident/member classified as high-risk is drug tested every two-to-three days (THIS KEEPS THEM FROM DYING), resident/members that are Non-High-Risk are drug tested avery four-to-six days, and the testing is always done randomly unless we have a reason to suspect that someone is dirty. Also, All the food is provided, 100% of all a resident/member needs is also provided like the bed-sheets, linens, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning solutions, etc, so no out of pocket cost other than their membership dues and fees and maybe their personal hygiene products. The dues and fees are a $200 deposit coming in and $150 per week due on Fridays. If the resident/member coming in is on a fixed income such as SSI or SSDI benefits, their dues and fees are $600 for the entire month and the deposit is waived. We also have a program for indigents, we classify a resident coming in with no financial assistance or no money or job as being what we call a Level-01 Intake, that just means indigent. That resident/member is given a week to find a job and a second week to start paying the house at a rate of $200 per week until they get caught up. We assist with job-searching, all houses have a home computer they can use to do their job searching. We can only intake or keep a maximum of two Level-01 residents per house. We also have two transport vehicles and drive people to 12-step fellowship meetings every night, we also provide transportation to and from any doctors related to the residents recovery, for example, the MAT residents have to see a doctor every week and fill their scripts weekly as well. We assist the resident/ember coming in get to the doctors for the MAT - Medically Assisted Treatment of Suboxone/Subutex.
|St. Martin de Porres||Food Pantries,Health Care,Showers||4711 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33905|
Contact: 333-9826 Fernando Castillo or 878-9790
St. Martin is serving dinners in takeout only containers from 3-6 Monday through Friday. They are distributed outside.
|St. Matthew’s House||Food Pantries,Other Helpful Agencies||3954 Broadway Fort Myers 33901|
Monthly Food Pantry May 25 from 1:00 pm til 5:00 pm. This will be at our Fort Myers Miracle Mile Thrift Store @ 3954
|St. Vincent de Paul CARES||Free Meals,Transitional (Halfway) Housing||3049 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
239-301-5222- 3049 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
Services: Rapid Rehousing program thru Lee County Coordinated Entry system
Open: Monday thru Friday ,8:00 AM – 4:30 PM,.
The St. Vincent de Paul is fully operational with staff working out of our office located at 3049 Cleveland Avenue, Suite
|SWFL Free Pain Clinic||Other Helpful Agencies||6831 Palisades Park Ct Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL 33912|
The SWFL Free Pain Clinic is reopening on Tuesday, May 5th.
|The New Beginnings of SWFL||Transitional (Halfway) Housing||4810 Marine Drive, Cape Coral, FL 33904|
Office hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Executive Director: Nadege Pierre, [email protected]
Operations Director: Monica Bejarano, [email protected]
Services: Residential transitional program for single mothers between the ages of 18-30 years old. The New Beginnings is committed to providing a God-honoring resource to single mothers that assists them and their children both physically and spiritually in a way that demonstrates Christ’s sacrificial love.
The New Beginnings of SWFL, a program for single moms and their children, has available apartments and is accepting applications and conducting phone and zoom interviews.
|The Salvation Army||Emergency Housing,Free Meals,Transitional (Halfway) Housing||2400 Edison Ave., Fort Myers|
239-334-3745 - 2400 Edison Ave., Fort Myers
Services: Women and children, call central intake for information.
Open: M-F, 8:30a.m.-3 p.m.
We will be open Tuesdays through Friday for services (FPL Care to Share, Access, other possible financial assistance, and spiritual counseling) in which individuals are able call or come by for assistance. Because we are still practicing social distancing, all service appointments will be by appointment
|Valerie’s House||Counseling||1762 Fowler St, Fort Myers, FL 33901|
*Grief Support Groups*
239-204-5804 or for Emergency-239-841-9186
Services: Valerie’s House provides support groups for children and teens after the death of a parent or sibling. Support groups are available for the surviving caregiver as well. Services are provided at no cost.
Valerie’s House Grief Support Programs are continuing amidst the pandemic. Valerie’s House continues to enroll new families daily, providing individual and group grief
|We Care Outreach at White Cross Church||Free Meals||247 Pine Island Road, N. Fort Myers|
White Cross Church - The Word-We Care OutreachFree meals continue! Showers available
Disclaimer: The Lee County Homeless Coalition Inc. provides no warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the resources listed in this Guide. The information in this Guide is provided on an “AS IS” basis.
The Lee County Homeless Service Guide
The Lee County Homeless Service Guide is a way for individuals to access providers within the Lee County Continuum of Care. If you are in need of help, click on the image below for help.
If you are stressed, confused or feeling anxiety and need to speak to someone, the team at Centerstone is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week at 941-782-4300.
UNITED WAY 211 HELPLINE
You can dial 211 on your phone to reach United Way staff and receive information and referrals to human and social service agencies within Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties.
Clients can call and receive information and referrals appropriate to their needs.
If you are living outside, in a car, or in an emergency shelter, we invite you to complete a “Coordinated Assessment” to help you find a housing solution by connecting you to available resources.
You can speak to staff and complete an assessment by calling 239- 533-7900 and selecting options 1, 5, then 1.
You will be asked several questions to determine your housing needs.
The assessment takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
The completion of an assessment does not guarantee housing.
You should continue to seek other resources to resolve your housing crisis.
Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help maintain their independence and quality of life. Check out this free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options that are available. You can read more HERE.